Dr Marianne Broadbent is a Managing Partner at the innovative leadership advisory and executive search firm, NGS Global. Her career has combined executive roles in the private and education sectors. She was global Senior Vice President (New Product Development) for the technology advisory firm Gartner and her academic appointments include Associate Dean and Professor at Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is the author of two Harvard Business School ‘best sellers’. Her most recent book is The Agile Executive: Embracing Career Risks and Rewards.